Talk:Factions

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You shouldn't link directly to Templates as your sole method for providing information. Either have it inline with the {{Template:whatever}} syntax or make separate (normal) pages. Personally, I'd reccommend using the inline syntax, but either is okay. I'm not going to bother your changes to the Templates until Lemming speaks, but let the record note my pov on this.


The only reason I changed it at all was because of the fact that the "Factions" page is nothing like any of the other pages on the site. I have yet to see a single other page portaled like that with "inline" syntax. It's extremely annoying to have to return to the main page once you've activated a link from within one of the individual "template" pages just to get back to the "factions" page to begin again. By doing it the way I had it, you could select the faction you wanted to know about, it would bring that page up, click and of the links there you want, then return to that page, once done, you could click "return to factions" to get the main directory. I really see no harm in that at all.
Mark McDoogle 2:30pm 3/4/05


Which is why you should just use your browser's back button. The basic idea is that nothing should ever link to a template directly. The decision of whether to make Factions inline or separate pages is a design problem that should proabably be Lemming's decision. And those "back to TPG" links shouldn't exist. It's a sign of bad design that you need a back button in your HTML to do the job of the browser's back button. --Roguelazer 16:57, 4 Mar 2005 (CST)


Do whatever, but I, personally, am against the back button.--Lemming 17:43, 4 Mar 2005 (CST)


I hope this meets everyones concerns and personal likes, this is what I had intended for it to look, a single page.
--Mark McDoogle 18:42, 4 Mar 2005 (CST)


Works for me. --Roguelazer 19:04, 4 Mar 2005 (CST)

Changes

Now that the devs are adding more information about the factions to their design wiki, I think each faction warrants its own page (as does each nation already). IE: would be linked from Factions, but Factions would already contain some information. A short summary perhaps. Here's a better example (third-level headings denote page names, below denotes page content):

Factions

  • The Propeller Group - The Propeller Group is the original corporation of the UIT. It is reputed for its unique spaceship designs and its large trade guild.
  • Axia - blah blah blah

The Propeller Group

The Propeller Group is the original corporation of the UIT. It is reputed for its unique spaceship designs and its large trade guild.

Backstory

TPG Backstory Here'

Special Ships

TPG Marauder Type X, TPG Marauder Type B, TPG Atlas Type X

Station Locations

TPG

Redirect:The Propeller Group

And so on and so forth. Thoughts? --Roguelazer


I agree that they should each now have there own page, with footnotes to referance material in the backstory, and links to faction specific equipment and missions if they are ever introduced. --Mark McDoogle 7 September 2005 16:32 (CST)


Good 'nuff for me! --Roguelazer